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U.S. District Court
Northern District of New York - Main Office (Syracuse) [LIVE - Version 4.2] (Syracuse)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 5:01-cr-00164-NAM All Defendants


Case title: USA v. St. Joseph's Cardiac

Date Filed: 04/18/2001
Date Terminated: 04/26/2001

Assigned to: Chief Judge Norman A. Mordue

Defendant (1)
St. Joseph's Cardiac Surgery Associates, P.C.
TERMINATED: 04/26/2001
represented byStephen H. Cohen
Scolaro, Shulman Law Firm
507 Plum Street
Suite 300
Syracuse, NY 13204
315-471-8111
Fax: Fax 315-425-3626
Email: shcohen@scolaro.com
TERMINATED: 04/26/2001
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Stephen L. Cohen
Cohen, Pontani Law Firm
551 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1210
New York, NY 10176
212-687-2770
Fax: 212-972-5487
TERMINATED: 05/11/2001
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:1341.F FRAUDS AND SWINDLES - From on or about April 1997 until on or about February 12, 2000, defendant submitted "assistant-at-surgery" claims to Medicare for a second surgeon, even though, in a substantial majority of the cases during this time period, only a physician's assistant actively assisted in the surgery.
(1)
The Defendant Organization shall pay a fine of $200,000.00 and a Special Assessment fee of $400.00.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA
TERMINATED: 04/26/2001
represented byAndrew T. Baxter
U.S. District Court - Syracuse
100 South Clinton Street
P.O. Box 7367
Syracuse, NY 13261
315-234-8600
TERMINATED: 04/26/2001
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Steven D. Clymer
Office of United States Attorney - Syracuse Office
100 South Clinton Street
P.O. Box 7198
Syracuse, NY 13261
315-448-0672
Fax: 315-448-0658
Email: steven.d.clymer@usdoj.gov
TERMINATED: 04/26/2001
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
04/18/2001  Initial appearance as to St. Joseph's Cardiac held (Defendant informed of rights.) before Judge Mordue (tjm) (Entered: 04/23/2001)
04/18/2001Certified copy of Resolutions by St. Joseph's Cardiac Shareholders and Board of Directors held 4/11/01, authorizing payment of fine and authorizing Stephen Cohen, Esq. to execute the plea agreement on behalf of the Corporation. (tjm) (Entered: 04/23/2001)
04/18/2001WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by St. Joseph's Cardiac (tjm) (Entered: 04/23/2001)
04/18/2001INFORMATION as to St. Joseph's Cardiac (1) count(s) 1 (tjm) (Entered: 04/23/2001)
04/18/2001Plea Agreement as to St. Joseph's Cardiac (tjm) (Entered: 04/23/2001)
04/18/2001  PLEA of Guilty: St. Joseph's Cardiac (1) count(s) 1 ; Court accepts plea. Remaining counts, if any, to be dismissed at sentencing. (tjm) (Entered: 04/23/2001)
04/18/2001  Sentencing held St. Joseph's Cardiac (1) count(s) 1 (tjm) (Entered: 04/23/2001)
04/18/2001Minute entry as to St. Joseph's Cardiac : Initial Appearance, plea and sentencing before Judge Mordue in Syracuse. Appearances: Steven Clymer and Andrew Baxter, AUSAs for Govt.; Stephen Cohen, Christopher Cook, and Gregory Luce, Esqs., for deft. Defendant appears through counsel, is advised of rights and charges in the Information. Plea agreement is filed. Deft. pleads guilty to Count I of the Information through its attorney. After questioning court accepts plea agreement . Govt. moves for sentencing. Deft. is sentenced to pay a fine of $200,000 with $400 special assessment. Court Reporter/ECRO: Jodi Hibbard; Tape #: None Interpreter: None (tjm) (Entered: 04/23/2001)
04/18/2001  RECEIPT for Payment of fine paid by St. Joseph's Cardiac AMOUNT $ 200,000.00 Receipt # 53687 (mfd) (Entered: 04/25/2001)
04/18/2001  RECEIPT for Payment of special assessment paid by St. Joseph's Cardiac AMOUNT $ 400.00 Receipt # 53690 (mfd) (Entered: 04/25/2001)
04/26/2001JUDGMENT as to St. Joseph's Cardiac (1) count(s) 1. The Defendant Organization shall pay a fine of $200,000.00 and a Special Assessment fee of $400.00. ( Signed by Judge Norman A. Mordue on 4/26/01 ) Date Served: 4/27/01 (jlm) (Entered: 04/30/2001)
05/07/2001TRANSCRIPT of Plea and Sentencing held on 4/18/01 before Judge Mordue filed in case as to St. Joseph's Cardiac. Court Reporter: Jodi L. Hibbard (jlm) (Entered: 05/08/2001)
05/11/2001Mail returned undeliverable. Sent to defendant St. Joseph's Cardiac [6-1] judgment order RE: Doc. #: [6-1] Address sent to: Stephen L. Cohen (should be Stephen H. Cohen). (jlm) (Entered: 05/14/2001)
05/14/2001  Re-sent Judgment to Stephen H. Cohen, Esq for St. Joseph's Cardiac (jlm) (Entered: 05/14/2001)